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Installing PlayStation 2 Optical Disc Drive Laser Assembly 



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Installing PlayStation 2 Optical 
Disc Drive Laser Assembly 

Written By: jwyoung 

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• Metal Spudger (1) 
Phillips #1 Screwdriver (1) 

• Phillips 00 Screwdriver (1) 



SUMMARY 

Replace the laser assembly in your optical disc drive. Replacing the laser requires you to 
have or purchase a new laser. 



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Installing PlayStation 2 Optical Disc Drive Laser Assembly 



Step 1 — Top Cover 






• Flip the PlayStation 2 over so it lays with the bottom of the device facing upwards. 

• Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pry the eight flat screw covers out. 

• Remove the following eight screws securing the top cover to the bottom case: 
• Four 55.4 mm Philips screws 

Four 18.0 mm Phillips screws 



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Step 2 



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• Peel the warranty sticker (located 
next to the main power switch) 
straight away from the case. 

• To avoid activating the 
VOID that may come up, 
heat it carefully to remove and 
replace it clean 



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Step 3 





• Flip the PlayStation 2 back to its original upside position. 



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• Lift the top cover off the bottom case. 

• To facilitate the removal, it is recommended to pry open the half closer to the power 
switch first while rocking the top cover towards the front of the bottom case. 

• Carefully remove the power cord that attaches the top and bottom halves by disconnecting 
the power cord assembly from the bottom case. 



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Step 4 — Optical Disc Drive Laser Assembly 





♦ Remove the four 6.4 mm Phillips screws securing the top lid of the optical disc drive. 

• Lift and remove the lid from the optical disc drive. 

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Step 5 




♦ Remove the two 7.2 mm Phillips 
black screws securing the metal 
silver rails that hold the laser in 
place. 



Step 6 




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• Use your fingernail to flip up the 
retaining flap on the optical disc 
drive laser ribbon cable. 

• Be sure you are prying up 
on the movable retaining 
flap, not the socket itself. 

• Pull the optical disc drive laser 
ribbon cable straight away and out 
of its socket. 

• If you maneuver the 
unscrewed ends of the 
metal rails upwards, the laser will 
slide out. 



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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



This document was last generated on 2012-10-31 07:54:14 PM. 

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